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House of Pain is here!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On July - 22 - 2016

AWA House of Pain – Parow Civic | Monday 8th August

Soon the Parow Civic Centre will reverberate once again with the thunder and spectacle of the AWA House of Pain. It’s the country’s premiere wrestling event hosted by Cape Town’s oldest wrestling organisation, star-studded with the finest athletes in the land. The likes of Shaun Koen, The Oz, Johnny Palazzio, Ed Electric and Freak Show will throw down in this epic show in a series of one-on-one and tag bouts before culminating in the flagship match, the 22-Man Battle Royale. The idea is simple, 22 men enter the squared circle but through a process of elimination over the top rope only one will walk away, victorious. This lucky master of the mat will also walk away with the much coveted AWA Golden Ticket. This will entitle this ‘last man standing’ to challenge anyone in the AWA for their title. Absolutely anyone, anytime – at their request. See the appeal in that? Palazzio, who is the current ticket-holder certainly does, as he could still cash it in on the night of the House of Pain, so watch out.

Throwing their collective hats into the ring will be six new wrestlers making their debut, products of the AWA School of Hard Knocks training camp. Do any of them have what it takes to stage an upset and leave with the Golden Ticket? Stranger things have happened, but stalwarts and ex-champions such as Vinnie Vegas, El-Marco and Mr Money will surely have something to say about that.

Come for a great night’s entertainment, bring your family or just your partner and stay as late as you like because the next day is Woman’s Day – how convenient is that?

Tickets are available at the door or else you can book at 082 456-0792 Prices begin at R50 for unreserved seating and R80 for reserved.

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Breaking News – watch this space!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On July - 21 - 2016

Ramadan Kareem from AWA

Posted by Africa Wrestling On June - 10 - 2016

To all our Muslim fans and clients, may every year find you in good health!

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RIP: Jan Skull de Beer

Posted by Africa Wrestling On May - 11 - 2016

The AWA salutes a fallen comrade, Jan de Beer better known as the Skull. We offer our sincerest condolences to his families and friends.

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AWA. More hardcore. More real.

Posted by Africa Wrestling On May - 11 - 2016

All men are created equal. Only a few are lucky enough to become AWA Wrestlers. To throw your hat into the ring, join us here

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Big Top Wrestle Rumble

Posted by Africa Wrestling On April - 11 - 2016

AWA in conjunction with the McLaren Circus are bringing pro-wrestling to the people of Mitchells Plain on Tuesday 3rd May 2016.

That’s right – we’re taking our finest wrestling athletes along to enthral the locals. Heavy-hitters such as the All Africa Heavy Weight Champion – The Missing Link, Johnny Palazzio, The Oz, Vinnie Vegas and the Freak Show will be representing and that means plenty of action and drama. That’s all the punches, all the kicks and more. The night will culminate in a 14-man (maybe more, watch this space!) Battle Royale where the best of Cape Town’s wrestling talent will converge in the squared circle. Don’t miss the chance to see our star-studded line-up and the best grappling in the land.

Venue: McLaren Big Top Circus Tent, Portlands Primary, Mitchells Plain
Admission: R80 per ticket – ticket office open daily on show days at 10am
Phone Bookings: 082 747 5726
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House of Pain is here!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On April - 4 - 2016

House of Pain 2016

Freedom Fight! The Parow Civic Centre plays host once again to the Africa Wrestling Alliance’s flagship bust-up, the House of Pain. This celebratory wrestling event sees South Africa’s top athletes compete in back-to-back bouts, one-on-one match-ups and ring-rumbling tag-team battles.


El-Marco will be defending the lightweight title that he won in December when he beat The Hillbilly and Devon Shooter in a Triple-Threat match. Who will get the opportunity to wrestle this coveted belt from El-Marco’s hands?

Cruiserweight champ, Ed Electric has managed to retain his title for 18 months straight – will this House of Pain mark the day he succumbs to a more skilled wrestler? And if so, will he put up a fight?


Watch as heavyweights such as Missing Link, Johnny Palazzio, Shaun Koen, Freak Show and The Oz go head-to-head in ground-shaking bouts.

This House of Pain will also mark the debut of two new combatants, Jay Cooper and Mike Zander. One thinks he’s a model and the other thinks he is the greatest gift to the sport of wrestling. Watch as the AWA stalwarts put them both in their place!

So feel free to stay out late with us at this year’s first House of Pain event – the next day is Freedom Day! Watch this space for more updates on this exciting event.

Ticket Prices: R80 All reserved | R50 All unreserved

Enquiries: 082 456-0792

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House of Pain 2016

Posted by Africa Wrestling On February - 2 - 2016

House of Pain

It’s here at last, the first House of Pain of 2016!

That’s right, you can expect all the melee and carnage from your favourite wrestlers come 26 April at the Parow Civic Centre. Don’t miss this one, folks!

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House of Pain 2016!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On January - 18 - 2016
House of Pain 2016

House of Pain 2016

It’s coming – watch this space!

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Training resumes

Posted by Africa Wrestling On January - 19 - 2015

The AWA’s School of Hard Knocks reopens on Tuesday 20th January 2015 so pull in if you think you have what it takes to join the ranks of the Cape’s wrestling elite. All you need is to be older than 16 years, and willing to prove yourself on the mat.

Contact Shaun Koen on 082 456-0792 to become a AWA superstar!

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